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To raise awareness around the importance of emergency preparedness, we work with regional Child Care Aware agencies to provide emergency preparedness resources and tools for child care providers.

Partnership with Child Care Aware of America

From 2016 - 2018, Minnesota was one of three states selected to receive a Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies as Resilience Hubs grant from Child Care Aware® of America as part of a pilot project to support emergency preparedness efforts.

The pilot project also coincided with efforts at the state level to create a child care emergency plan. The new plan addresses administering temporary child care services during and after a disaster, and temporary operating, health, safety, and licensing standards.


The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) requires all Minnesota licensed child care programs to complete a Child Care Emergency Plan. Find out more using the following resources: